Hello all, Apologies for posting in this forum, but the celiac board seems a bit deserted. Anyway, my Endo added a celiac panel to my recent bloodwork. It came back positive and met with a GI this morning. He believes based on my results that I definitely have celiac, but wants an endoscopy done before he provides an official diagnosis. My endoscopy is scheduled for next week. As I am sure those who have dealt with a celiac diagnosis know, this is a bit overwhelming. I have done a lot of my own research but had a few questions: 1. Any recommendations for books, forums, blogs, etc? 2. I know that gluten is completely off-limits. How paranoid (for a lack of a better word) do I need to be about this? I have been reading about a need for GF hair products and makeup as well as celiacs requiring their partners to brush their teeth prior to kissing them if they eat gluten. I want to maintain my physical health as well as my emotional health when dealing with these changes. 3. I'm Catholic. My understanding in the Catholic Church the communion host must be made of wheat. Any ideas on how to tackle this issue? I don't go to church nearly as often as I should, but this is a concern of mine. 4. Did you meet with a dietician following diagnosis? If so, did you find the visit helpful? 5. I know most of the celiacs here are kids, so this might not apply, but did you notice any changes in weight after following a GF diet? After my type 1 dx, I gained quite a bit of weight and am hoping to avoid any such issues following this diagnosis. 6. Any other advice? Thanks so much for the help!!